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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Taiwan -- 4 Taiwanese in Nepal unaccounted for in wake of major quake
Taipei - A total of 27 Taiwanese nationals were known to have been in Nepal when a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan country on Tuesday, and four of them remained unaccounted for as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Presidential spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) yesterday implored Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to quickly put President Ma Ying-jeou under investigation if the mayor truly believes that Ma has perjured himself in the ongoing Taipei Dome drama.
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Members of three Taiwanese religious and medical groups helping with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were reported safe Tuesday after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan country earlier in the day, roughly two weeks after a major temblor killed more than 8,000 people.
Construction on Taiwan's deep-water wharf facilities on Taiping Island (太平島) may be complete as early as October, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) said yesterday.
Developing renewable energy broadly around the globe can contribute to the peace and stability of the world in the long term, a visiting senior U.S. official said yesterday in Taiwan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday expressed deep regret over a recent joint statement released by the PRC and Belarus in which the latter recognized the PRC's claim that Taiwan is part of the PRC and opposes Taiwan's membership in any international organizations.
The public should be careful with their personal hygiene as enterovirus may be hitting its peak next week, warned the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾病管制署) yesterday.
The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs, 國家實驗研究院) announced Tuesday the first optical remote sensing instrument (RSI) completely made in Taiwan that will be part of the payload for the FORMOSAT-5 satellite, marking a milestone in the nation's space technology development.
Taiwanese film director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) was mistaken for a Chinese national by the organizer of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which is scheduled to be held from Wednesday through May 24.
A family of three from India were caught serving as drug mules and smuggled 3.7 kilograms of heroin into Taiwan, investigators said Tuesday.
Three doctors from central Taiwan are being questioned for allegedly taking kickbacks from a medical equipment company, the Agency Against Corruption said Tuesday.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), a former eminent surgeon at National Taiwan University Hospital, said Tuesday that he will require that the principle of "equal pay for equal work" be applied to all registered nurses at all branches of Taipei City Hospital beginning June 1 regardless of whether they are civil servants or not.
Taiwan -- Labor force working hours are 'too long,' minister says to Tsai
Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) rebuked Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday for her remarks saying that the nation's workforce had "too many days off."
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Sander Kooijman and colleagues at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands published on May 10 their latest research at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, revealing that prolonged exposure to artificial lights may be a factor for obesity.
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